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down to earth or atmospheric, here’s music for you [single reviews]

Balloon Ride Fantasy - "Welcoming Party": Congrats to this band. They just made me grin like an idiot while sitting on the patio of this coffee place. Wouldn't it be great if some girl walking by noticed my smile and talked to me? I might just show them this song and it would be the start of a beautiful ...

Kevin Schlereth – Catechism

The term, "catechism," is defined on Dictionary.com as "an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, especially as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers."  So, why would the troubadour that is Kevin Schlereth give his newest ...

Crowd-sourced review: Twenty One Pilots – “Jumpsuit”

I have so much fun interacting with the Clique on Twitter and Instagram that I have to subject the new Twenty One Pilots single to our crowd-sourced review treatment. That's when we post a song and ask our followers and friends to react. Some of our favorites are below: "It lives true to past TOP, I ...

Fiction Forest Fest—a preview

We are so, so stoked to be sponsoring a festival for the first time ever that isn't our own! Of course, this event is put on by none other than funk-pop dudes Spirit of the Bear. I reviewed their full length, Fade Into Blue, some time ago, and it's catchy enough to groove to but also easy-listening ...

Angst and late night jams [single reviews]

A little bit of angst, some sadness of being home from Audiofeed, and eagerness to relax in Ohio for a little bit all inform this latest batch of single reviews from yours truly. Absolute Hero - "Bad Hero": From the first time I chatted with Sarah Nichole over Facebook messenger five years ago, I ...

Hoosier Highlights: June Edition

With warm (read: hot) weather and the summer season in full swing now, it makes sense that the majority of June’s highlights from the Hoosier State are feel-good tunes, all of which released last month. Trust me, you do not want to sleep on any of these songs (or artists), even if you are already ...

HOMESAFE—ONE

United Nations, Boxcar Racer, Blaqk Audio, and Homesafe all have one thing in common. Can you tell me what that is? I’ll wait………. ok, I'll tell you if you don’t know. They all are side projects. Homesafe is the side project of Ryan Rumchaks, bassist from pop-punk powerhouse Knuckle Puck. A ...